And below is a culled details of the UNV programme from UN official website.
To become a UN Volunteer you should have the following values and commitment, and possess the following professional qualifications:
- Strong commitment to the values and principles of volunteerism;
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
- Ability to adjust to difficult living conditions;
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
- Prior volunteering and/or working experience in a developing country is an asset.
- A university degree or higher technical diploma;
- Two years of relevant working experience;
- At least age 25 when taking up an assignment (there is no upper age limit);
- Good working knowledge in at least one of the three UNV working languages: English, French and Spanish.
- Settling-in-Grant calculated on the duration of assignment, which is paid at the beginning of the assignment;
- Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) (not a salary) intended to cover basic living expenses, which is paid each month;
- Travel on appointment and at the end of assignment as applicable;
- Life, health and permanent disability insurance;
- Annual leave;
- Resettlement allowance calculated based on the duration of assignment, which is paid upon satisfactory completion of the assignment.